Carse of Clary Beltex Lambs Take Title at Wallets Marts Christmas show 2020





Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Ltd on Tuesday 9th December 2020 held their Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Lambs where some 3116 prime and cast sheep were forward.


The show was kindly sponsored by MacTaggart Bros with the judging was in the hands of Mr J Stark of M J Stark, Bluebell, Alton Farm, Milton of Campsie.

30 pens of three were presented in front of our judge who commented on the quality placed in front of him as a tremendous show of lambs. This year’s Champions were found in the first prize Beltex lambs which scaled 39.3kg from Messrs J L McMillan, Carse of Clary, Newton Stewart. These sold to Mr J Mactaggart, Dunjop, Bridge of Dee for a phenomenal £230.

Reserve today was the first prize Texel lambs from Messrs Sturgess, Cullinaw, Castle Douglas. Brought out expertly by John and Sam Tait, these lambs scaled 44.7kg and fetched £185 to Mr B Mactaggart on behalf of Grierson Bros Butchers, Castle Douglas. Following is a list of the prize winners of each class and leading prices of the show sheep.


Champion; 39.3kg Beltex – £230 from McMillan, Carse of Clary

Reserve; 44.7kg Texel – £185 from Sturgess, Cullinaw


Class 1 – Texel

2nd 42.7kg – £112 from Gass, Glenluce

3rd 50.3kg – £130 from Finniness


Class 2 – Beltex

2nd 38kg – £148 from Carse of Clary

3rd 38.3kg – £138 from Cullinaw


Class 3 – Suffolk

1st 40.3kg – £100 from Torhousekie

2nd 46kg – £95 from Lagganorie


Class 4 – Any Other Continental Cross Lambs

1st 45.7kg – £114 from Gelston Castle

2nd 42.7kg – £126 from Gelston Castle

3rd 45kg – £118 from Finniness


Class 5 – Scotch Mule

1st 41.3kg – £87 from Drumhumphry


Class 6 – Blackface

1st 43.7kg – £93 from Drumhumphry

2nd 44kg – £97 from Drumhumphry

3rd 44.7kg – £93 from Achie Farming


Class 7 – Any Other Native Breed

1st 38.3kg – £80 from Burnside


All other Show Sheep:



43kg – £146 Finniness                         48.7kg – £133 Upper Hardland                          42.7kg – £128 Upper Hardland

39kg – £128 Gelston Castle                 45kg – £138 Gelston Castle                                41.3kg – £124 Carsewalloch

46kg – £104 Lagganorie                      39kg – £118 Torhousekie                                    39kg – £126 Gass, Glenluce

“Out with the show, the whole sale of 2702 prime lambs sold to average 216.9 (SQQ 220.2) top price out with was £124 for an outstanding pen of 8 Beltex lambs from Gelston Castle Farms, Castle Douglas with the same home topping the pence per kilo at 297.3 for another pen. Heavy weights sold to £106 for Texels from Messrs Armstrong, Littleton, Gatehouse of Fleet.


Cast ewes were sharper with addition of another face ringside, these sold to £157 for Beltex ewes from Carse of Clary. Scotch Mules sold to £100 from Torrs and Blackface to £75 from High Barcaple.”

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